Lodi Apple Tree
Scientific Name: Malus domestica
Zone: 3-8 Click Here to Find your Zone
Mature Height: 15 ft
Mature Width: 10 ft
Growth Per Year: Medium (13″ to 24″)
Wet Tolerant: Thrives in well drained, moist soil
Drought Tolerant: Moderately
Shade Tolerant: Loves the sun!
Wildlife: Can be a food source for many mammals, including deer. With this in mind, measures may need to be taken to protect the tree from deer especially. The Lodi apple is a great pollen source for bees in early spring. Rodents and rabbits often eat the bark off of apple trees. Tree tubes are a great way to protect the bark from injury. When the bark is eaten it will often lead to girdling and eventual death of the tree.
History: Introduced in 1924, the Lodi apple is a cross between the Yellow Transparent and Montgomery cultivars.
Use and Storage: This tree produces tart/sweet apples that best suited for pies and sauce. Lodi apples will store for about three weeks in the fridge, but freeze very well for long-term storage. Apples produced by the Lodi tree are greenish-yellow in color.
Pollination Requirements: This dwarf variety needs a compatible pollinator within 20′ for fruit production. Check the Apple Pollination Chart to find compatible pollinators.